denim jacket

Short Story For Every Woman!

A chic jean jacket is the mini's perfect partner.

End of Summer's higher-than-ever hemlines are the new fashion favorites for the girl who's on the go. When going super short, replace the mile-high stiletto with chic flats- there are plenty to choose from this season.

This is also a perfect season to start your private collection of bracelets, bangles and cuffs.

Your everyday bag-downsized to a perfectly portable purse or clutch-in wear-with-everything neutral.

For the next few weeks you can still pair your gladiator natural leather sandals with skinny pants or a casual mini skirt like the one Jamie is wearing on the photos.

On the weekends, keep it simple and sporty with basic tees, knits and denim jackets. With a sexy mini at night, a looser top will keep the proportions right.

It's a very body-conscious look, yet the mini skirt can be very flattering. Making it work depends on color- prints can be a really great choice- and other elements of your outfit.

Jamie is wearing: Jacket: H&M, sold out (love this one too) Sandals: American Eagle (love these ones too), Clutch: Calvin Klein, Tank: Apartment 9 (love this one too), Skirt: Casey Tribal Print, Sunglasses: Steve Madden, Bracelet: handmade, Earrings: Kenneth Jay

Photographed by John Rounds

Model: Jamie Klein

Make Up by Danika Clevenstine

Styled by Danuta Byra

 

 

THE MINI

The skirt of the season has reached new heights- and whether it's scandalously skintight, flouncy and flirty, or slim and sophisticated, there's a suitable style for everyone.

HOW TO WEAR IT IN YOUR 20S

TOP: MAURICES, COAT: ARTIZIA, SKIRT: MANGO, SHOES: SHOPAKIRA, BAG: DIANE VON FRUSTENBERG, NECKLACE: ECLETCTICA VINTAGE, BANGLES: MONKI, WRAP BRACELET: MCQ, SUNGLASSES: LINDA FARROW

TOP: MAURICES, COAT: ARTIZIA, SKIRT: MANGO, SHOES: SHOPAKIRA, BAG: DIANE VON FRUSTENBERG, NECKLACE: ECLETCTICA VINTAGE, BANGLES: MONKI, WRAP BRACELET: MCQ, SUNGLASSES: LINDA FARROW

Keep the concept of mini relative: In your 20s, a traffic-stopping suede mini, graphic tank top and easy silhouette Italian wool coat are perfect for brave fashion followers. Bold but totally acceptable. Just remember you must feel comfortable with the length. If you feel as if you're baring too much, then most likely you are.

LIKE THIS LOOK OR ANY OTHER LOOK ON THIS PAGE? 

HOW TO WEAR IT IN YOUR 30S

SWEATER: ZARA, BLOUSE: UNIQLO, SKIRT: NEW LOOK, SHOES: NINE WEST, BAG: MARNI, BRACELET: CHAN LUU, EARRING STUDS: EDDIE BORGO, BEANIE: COAL THRIFT, SUNGLASSES: FLOWER2

SWEATER: ZARA, BLOUSE: UNIQLO, SKIRT: NEW LOOK, SHOES: NINE WEST, BAG: MARNI, BRACELET: CHAN LUU, EARRING STUDS: EDDIE BORGO, BEANIE: COAL THRIFT, SUNGLASSES: FLOWER2

Those in their 30s can still go short-short- depending on whether it's for day, night, work, or weekend. The shorter the skirt, the lower the heel.

HOW TO WEAR IT IN YOUR 40S

TOP: GLAMOUROUS, COAT: MAX MARA, MINI SKIRT: ARMANI, BOOTIES: BCBG, BAG: BURBERRY, CUFF RING: NASTY DRESS, NECKLACE: ALEXIS BITTAR, SUNGLASSES: ILLESTEVA

TOP: GLAMOUROUS, COAT: MAX MARA, MINI SKIRT: ARMANI, BOOTIES: BCBG, BAG: BURBERRY, CUFF RING: NASTY DRESS, NECKLACE: ALEXIS BITTAR, SUNGLASSES: ILLESTEVA

Okay in your 40s you are most likely thinking an inch or two above the knee but on rare occasions it is absolutely allowed, especially to those who do not want to hide their legs just yet, to put on a flirty, textured mini and kitten heels to dress it up a bit. Especially when there is no cleavage involved, and the blouse is not fitted. Sexy and elegant.

HOW TO WEAR IT IN YOUR 50S

CARDIGAN: TORY BURCH, SHIRT: TOP SHOP, SKIRT: ZAC POSEN, SATCHEL: FENDI, EARRINGS: KATE SPADE, BRACELET: DAVID YURMAN, SCARF: MAGASCHONI, SANDALS: RAMARIM

CARDIGAN: TORY BURCH, SHIRT: TOP SHOP, SKIRT: ZAC POSEN, SATCHEL: FENDI, EARRINGS: KATE SPADE, BRACELET: DAVID YURMAN, SCARF: MAGASCHONI, SANDALS: RAMARIM

In your 50s you can pair pumps or heeled sandals with just-above-the knee skirt for a more sophisticated look. Obviously you don't always have to look like a librarian but it is a very flattering look. If you wear loafers or flat shoes you can easily rise your hemline an inch or two above your knees.

HOW TO WEAR IT IN YOUR 60S

SWEATER: BARBARA BUI, CAPE: VALENTINO, SKIRT: THEORY, BOOTIES: BANDOLINO EVORA, CLUTCH: DOROTHY PERKINS, BRACELET: NANCY GONZALEZ, EARRINGS: EDDIE BORGO,

SWEATER: BARBARA BUI, CAPE: VALENTINO, SKIRT: THEORY, BOOTIES: BANDOLINO EVORA, CLUTCH: DOROTHY PERKINS, BRACELET: NANCY GONZALEZ, EARRINGS: EDDIE BORGO,

In their 60s+ it is safe to say women should stick to clean and simple just above the knee skirts in a conservative solid color or black and white patterns, but I am also a fan of dark florals and tweed pastels. I find that mature women who do go for brighter colors and busier patterns are fearless fashionistas no matter what age.

 

HOW TO WEAR IT If YOU ARE CURVY

SHORT SLEEVE SWEATER: MBJ, JACKET: RIVER ISLAND, SKIRT: ROMWE, SANDALS: DSQUARED2, BAG: TOM FORD, EARRINGS: SONOMA LIFE, LEATHER BRACELET: MANGO, RED BRACELET: VINTAGE, SUEDE BRACELET: GREENBEANS BY EMILY & ASHLEY, LEATHER GLOVES: VALENTINO, HEAD WRAP: CARA, SUNGLASSES: ILLESTEVEA

SHORT SLEEVE SWEATER: MBJ, JACKET: RIVER ISLAND, SKIRT: ROMWE, SANDALS: DSQUARED2, BAG: TOM FORD, EARRINGS: SONOMA LIFE, LEATHER BRACELET: MANGO, RED BRACELET: VINTAGE, SUEDE BRACELET: GREENBEANS BY EMILY & ASHLEY, LEATHER GLOVES: VALENTINO, HEAD WRAP: CARA, SUNGLASSES: ILLESTEVEA

For the more curvy and top-heavy, a bright-colored or single breasted in beige or cream color skirt with a neutral or black shirt creates the proper balance

HOW TO WEAR IT If YOU ARE BOTTOM-HEAVY

CARDIGAN: ROMWE, SHIRT: R13, SKIRT: NEW LOOK, BOOTIES: GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI, WRISTLET: VERA BRADELY, EARRINGS: CHANEL, BANGLE: NEW LOOK, HAT: MICHAEL STARS, SUNGLASSES: VINCE CAMUTO

CARDIGAN: ROMWE, SHIRT: R13, SKIRT: NEW LOOK, BOOTIES: GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI, WRISTLET: VERA BRADELY, EARRINGS: CHANEL, BANGLE: NEW LOOK, HAT: MICHAEL STARS, SUNGLASSES: VINCE CAMUTO

 A fuller-figured woman, especially if she is bottom-heavy, should wear a more A-line skirt and pair it with a simple top, like a button-down shirt or blouse, keeping the colors dark for slimmer silhouette.

HOW TO WEAR IT If YOU ARE SLIM-HIPPED

SHIRT: KARL LAGERFELD, COAT: GANT, SKIRT: CHLOE, BOOTS: JEFFREY CAMPELL, BAG: MICHAEL BY MICHAEL KORS, EARRINGS: ACCESSORIZE, BANGLE: ARMENTA

SHIRT: KARL LAGERFELD, COAT: GANT, SKIRT: CHLOE, BOOTS: JEFFREY CAMPELL, BAG: MICHAEL BY MICHAEL KORS, EARRINGS: ACCESSORIZE, BANGLE: ARMENTA

A slim-hipped woman should pick a mini with a bit of a flair and pair it with a wispy top, nipped in slightly at the waist to create curves.

A Fashion Page Gets More Support from The Pros. Plus, Trending Now Floral Midi Skirts, Floral Blazers, Statement Bib Necklaces And More…

Getting back after a long trip, I‘m finding out that it’s not so easy to pick up where you left off. Especially that so much had happened right before I left. We had a fabulous photoshoot session, shot by our brilliant photographer John Rounds.  I am also beyond happy to announce that our team has gained more professional support from a wonderful Makeup Artist and Beauty Consultant Danika Clevenstine who is drop-dead gorgeous and a perfectionist.  Her amazing portfolio can be found on her website at http://www.makeupbydanika.com/.   I am obsessed with her artistry and can’t wait to work with her again.

Lastly the most dramatic change on our blog and I hope I am not committing a fashion blogger cardinal sin but we are going to guest feature model Jamie Klein. We’ve all literally gone loopy for her! At such young age she is beyond professional and amazing to work with. Did I mention how beautiful she is? She reminds me a little bit of a young Catherine Zeta-Jones but there is even more mystery and sultry about Jamie. She will definitely be more appealing to the younger demographic with her girlie a bit hipster slash urban appeal but with a timeless, classic beauty that completes her most definitely unforgettable look.  Big, I mean huge thank you to Teresa Klein, Jamie’s mom who is such a wonderful person to have around. She is Jamie’s greatest support and motivator, obviously doing an incredible job at raising Jamie who is truly a serious professional at the beginning of an amazing fashion career.

When we were shooting Jamie Klein for this blog post, we knew one thing; For a Spring fresh/western look and a girl this beautiful, we could go low-key with hair and makeup. Thanks to our make-up artist Danika Clevenstine’s tricks we got an amazingly fresh and gorgeous face!  I have to mention of course that the day we were shooting turned out to be one of the coldest days in March. So thinking about Spring was a little bit… should I say challenging?  Jamie makes it look seamless though and by just looking at her you’d think it was at least 75 degrees out. So just ignore the snow on the ground and think happy thoughts: sun and blooming flowers.

Speaking of flowers, when it comes to florals this season, there is only one rule- Be Creative! Opt for a denim jacket or denim blouse and layer it over with a biker jacket or a blazer. It is the right balance of mystery and feminity. Fun and flirty. You also can’t go wrong with basic suede boots this season. They are more versatile than you think. Nude matches everything: Wear them with mini- or at-the-knee skirts, or tuck your jeans into them.

Jamie is wearing: Skirt: ROMWE, Denim Jacket: American Eagle, T-Shirt: Wet Seal, Biker Jacket: Dollhouse, Boots: Dolce Vita, Earrings: Khole's, Tote: J.Crew,  Sunglasses: Coach

Model: Jamie Klein

Make-Up: Danika Clevenstine

Photographer: John Rounds

Stylist: Danuta Byra


Hot Trend Combos

Statement Bib Necklace paired with a Floral Blazer:  this look is about as sexy as it gets.

Print Tank Top  styles go with Nude Ankle Boots  and look great with Loose Cut Jackets or /and Asymmetric Skirts.

I would wear this Leather Fringe Jacket until it would disintegrate, which it probably won’t! The best thing about this piece it looks great with Spring Hot trendy Swing Dresses. 

Indulge in the high drama of Spring's romantic evening look. Classic Strapless Overlay Dress with trendy Gold Cuffs.

Do combine Ripped Boyfriend Jeans with Blue Wayfarer Sunglasses. Such a smooth, cool look!

Slouchy Pants, This Month's Fashion Essentials & Weekly Outfit Planner

Today's look is all about slouchy pants or joggers. Make this look sporty or sexy, take it from season to season- it all depends whether you pair it with cozy knits or ruffly crop tops, rugged boots or beautiful jewelery.

Vest: Zara (similar here), Cardigan: Anthropologie, Top: H&M, Scarf: Alexander McQueen, Pants: H&M, Boots: Aldo, Necklace: Kenneth Jay Lane, Earrings: One Kings Lane

THIS MONTH'S FASHION ESSENTIALS

Slouchy pants and joggers come in crazy array of styles these days. Here, the right pieces to pair with each to achieve the fabulous look you're going for.

Guys just can't resist cute girls in stripe pencil skirts.

Which of these hot cropped top looks screams you?

Five gorgeous ides for one of 2015's big fashion trends: CHECKS!

Want to look flawless in your distressed jeans?

WEEKLY OUTFIT PLANNER

This week glamour is back- and you should be chic when going out at night. Show off your womanly shape in something sexier like snake skin print jeans.

MONDAY: Denim Jacket: Maurices.com, Jeans: New Look, Sneakers: Converse.com, Crossobody bag: Gigi New York, Tank Top: nordstromrack.com, Watch: Marc Jacobs, Ring: Ruby Heart Promise, Bracelet: overstock.com, Necklace: Adriana Orsini, Scarf: Brunello Cucinelli

TUESDAY: Necklace: Astley Clarke, Hat: Eugenia Kim, Jacket: jcrew, Backpack: JulesB, Jeans: Roberto Cavalli, Boot: Jill Sander

WEDNESDAY: Shoes: Burberry London, Tote: Céline, Bracelet: Spring Street, Earrings: Marc by Marc Jacobs, Coat: Warehouse, Dress: makemechic.com, Hat: Global Babe

THURSDAY: Sweater: ANN DEMEULEMEESTER, Bracelet: Astley Clarke, Sneakers: BRUNELLO CUCINELLI, Jacket: JCrew, Tights: JCrew, Skirt: Kenzo, Clutch: Zadig&Voltaire

FRIDAY: Dress: Zeagoo, Tights: Sofie D'hoore, Clutch: Rebecca Minkoff,  Necklace: Amazon.com, Earrings: Kate Spade New York, Coat: glamzelle.com, Sunglasses: River Island, Shoes: Giusppe Zanotti

SATURDAY: Monki, Coat: J.Crew, Shoes: Sergio Rossi, Clutch: Vintage 1950s on Etsy, Earrings: Kenneth Jay Lane, Necklace: beladora.com

SUNDAY: Bag: Burberry, Rings: Carolina Bucci, Kismet, Earrings: Stephen Dweck, Dress: Temperley London, Pumps: BRIAN ATWOOD, Jacket: Temperley London,

What's Really Cool?

Shirt: Faherty, Sweater: Marc Jacobs, Necklace: Zara, Jacket: Paige Denim, Clutch: Diane Von Furstenberg, Boots: Aquazzura, Jeans: Lovers + Friends

Being cool to me means being completely at ease with yourself and wearing clothes that are simple, sexy and bring out your natural beauty.   Color relaxes me, the bolder it is the more comfortable I feel.  Marc Jacob’s Sweater in super bright orange is simply spectacular and if you’d like to play it safe, you can wear Faherty season’s workshirt underneath it. Lovers+Friends Jeremy high-waisted boyfriend jeans are exactly the kind of jeans that women want; super trendy, extremely comfortable and practical. Clutches like this Diane Von Furstenberg Lace clutch are all over the place now, and they are such a return to womanly dressing: they instantly make you feel sexy and will work with any outfit. Aquazurra Jagger Fringe Boots are sexy power boots that will work really well with any jeans or leggings.  And this brilliant Paige Denim Vermont jacket is a superb take on a sexy casual wear.  It is also very refreshing to see women wearing feel good jewelry like this magical Zara Simon Chalcedony Pendant Necklace.  Definitely great weekend getaway outfit, or something you can wear during one-day break between your hectic schedules.


 

My Love of Fashion is Matched by My Love of Color

This month I am invigorated and ready for more fashion... Are you?

My brand new hair style by super talented Jennie Ciraulo-Oettinger at www.acutabovetr.net, Jacket: H&M, Sweater: Vintage, (360 Sweater), Top: Katiek, Jeans: Abercrombie & Fitch, Boots: H&M, Necklace: Anthropologie